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50 Years Before Ferguson, A Summer Of Riots Racked The U.S.

In the summer of 1964, violent demonstrations spread across seven cities, each sparked by confrontations between black residents and their predominantly white police forces.

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Goats and Soda

If Salt-N-Pepa Told You To Brush Your Teeth, You'd Surely Listen

Music has a long history of delivering public health messages, with Ebola the latest topic. But do people really pay attention to the lyrics?

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Parallels

Italy Undertakes Lonely, Expensive Mission To Aid Migrants At Sea

Italian authorities are trying to track and intercept boats bringing migrants on perilous journeys across the Mediterranean. So far, its EU neighbors have failed to help deal with the emergency.

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50 Years Before Ferguson, A Summer Of Riots Wracked The U.S.
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Classic Instrumental Style Hip Hop Instrumentals
Social Insecurity Oddisee

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Italy Undertakes Lonely, Expensive Mission To Aid Migrants At Sea
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Naked City Raymond Scott Orchestrette
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September Memory Ilias
Short Dressed Gal Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Trouble No More Mud Morganfield, Kim Wilson
Blue Guitar Earl Hooker
A Momentary Suspension of Doubt Bill Frisell

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An Outcast Teen Attacked With Slurs, Fists, Gasoline And A Match
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Aid Workers In Short Supply As Ebola Grips Liberia
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Hunting Season The Dodos
The Competitors John Cameron
Rhino Skin Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Satellite Dave Matthews Band

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The Private Eye Who Made Cool Jazz His Calling Card
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Music for "Peter Gunn": Peter Gunn Theme Harmonie Ensemble / New York and Steven Richman
The Pink Panther Theme Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
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